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Seminole Freedmen: History of Black Indians
November 3, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University is hosting lecture exploring the history of Black freedmen and women in relation to the Seminole Nation. People of African ancestry have been an integral part of Florida’s history since the period of Spanish colonization. Free and enslaved persons came to the Florida shores during the 16th century as explorers and settlers. Seeking freedom, asylum, and independence, they established maroon communities, as “free black settlements” throughout Florida, forging strong alliances with the native tribes. While living and fighting beside Florida’s natives, the mostly fugitive-enslaved people regained and maintained their freedom. The program will address the history and connections between the Black freedmen and women, and the Seminole Nation-the mostly unknown and untold history of “Black Indians.”
Registration is required, and the program can be seen in-person or virtually. To register, call: 305-919-5900. This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant in partnership with Florida International University.
November 3, 2022 @ 12:30 pm -
November 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm